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Partners: Slipstream, FlowEnergy

This project is testing the potential energy savings for chilled water systems of the smart valve technology developed by FlowEnergy in commercial sites in ComEd® service territory.


This two-year pilot investigates the potential energy savings of smart valve technology in the commercial sector. Smart valves reduce demand for chilled water by stabilizing pressure and flow in connection with detailed sensors able to integrate with building automation systems. Slipstream will test the smart valve technology developed by manufacturer FlowEnergy. In the first phase, Slipstream will conduct product analysis to compare FlowEnergy’s savings estimates to other small smart pump technology and verify their savings methodology. Phases 2 and 3 of the pilot involve site selection and real-world installation of FlowEnergy smart valves at commercial sites in ComEd service territory, as well as field monitoring and savings verification.